leadership named for Eberly Center for Women
Nov. 13, 2018: The University of Toledo appointed new
leadership to the Catharine S. Eberly Center for Women,
which promotes the personal and professional advancement of
women at UT and in the surrounding community and offers
scholarships to UT students.
Dr. Kim Nielsen, professor of disability studies, history
and women’s and gender studies, will serve as interim director
through August 2019.
Danielle Stamper, program coordinator for the UT
Office of Multicultural Student Success, was named interim
program manager during that same period.
Dr. Nielsen and Ms. Stamper take over day-to-day administrative
operations as UT launches a search for a new executive director
to replace Dr. Shanda Gore, who continues to serve as the
executive director of the Minority Business Development
“We thank Dr. Shanda Gore for her leadership and service to the
Eberly Center,” Dr. Phillip “Flapp” Cockrell, vice
president for student affairs, said. “I welcome Dr. Kim Nielsen
and Danielle Stamper to the center. They bring a wealth of
proven leadership and experience reflective of the core mission
and values of the Eberly Center.”
The Eberly Center reports to both the Office of Diversity and
Inclusion and the Division of Student Affairs.
“The new leaders are responsible for implementing high-impact
programs, engaging internal and external stakeholders, promoting
student success and student well-being, and strategically
increasing the visibility of the Eberly Center,” Dr. Willie
McKether, vice president for diversity and inclusion, said.
Dr. Kim Nielsen
The Eberly Center hosts programming and services to empower
women and guide them on their careers and community engagement
to enable them to reach their highest potential. The Eberly
Center offers personal and professional development classes and
is home to Kate’s Closet, a professional women’s clothing
closet providing complimentary professional attire to UT
students and clients of the center.
“This responsibility and opportunity is an honor,” Dr. Nielsen
said. “Since its founding in 1977, the Eberly Center has always
been an important resource for both the UT community and the
greater Toledo community. The Eberly Center seeks to bring hope
and growth to women, provide resources for all who seek to
support women, and welcome those committed to gender justice and
equality. I invite all to stop by to say hello and use the space
to study, have an organizational meeting, ask questions, use
Kate’s Closet, learn about our scholarships, try the
computer lab, or just relax.”
“Women's centers have a rich history of not only empowering
women, but also working toward gender equity and inclusion
within the institution,” Ms. Stamper said. “I look forward to
connecting my baccalaureate and professional experiences to
continue growing as a student affairs practitioner."
The Eberly Center is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m.
to 5 p.m.